National Scrapbook Day has come and gone…and I am still in creative heaven after spending 3 days on a scrapbooking retreat with the amazing team from Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. Good times, belly laughs and special friendships….all make for the perfect scrap happy event!
Today I thought I’d share my layout for the monthly Sketchy Challenge over at http://www.canadianscrapbooker.ca
Here is the sketch by Jill Sarginson….
And here is my layout….
|BabyOfTheFamily is a child of nature and is happiest outdoors, enjoying God’s creatures, great and small.
Did I interpret this sketch exactly or what?? ha ha!
I couldn’t help it really. The KaiserCraft papers were perfect for my design concept ….and I had a wonderful sheet of raw chipboard from Magenta (the tree, grass, clouds and sun).
|The layered chipboard animals (including Bambi here) and stickers are all from the KaiserCraft “Tiny Woods” collection. So Cute!
I decided to alter the Magenta chipboard pieces with Clearsnap‘s new Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx and embossing powders….LOVE them!
|After inking and embossing the clouds with “Jasmine”, I edged them in blue “Denim” ink.
|The tree is actually stamped with a Magenta leaf stamp, but the leafy images are masked by the UTEE. The trunk is inked and embossed with Donna Salazar “Leather.”
These are pigment inks and are wonderful to work with. In fact, I’m determined to do more stamping, embossing and inking techniques on my layouts. I am so lucky to be able to learn from the amazing Cathie Allen, who is a creative genius when it comes too ALL things crafty. The way she uses stamps and inks is…..WOW.
You know what I love most about the Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx? Their names! ha ha!
|A whole bunch of YUMMY.
Here’s a deep dark yearning of mine: I want a job naming inks! Yes I do. In fact, at the retreat last weekend, I announced this “wish” of mine and did some brainstorming of ink names.
Mind you, this collection of inks is for crafters who are age 40+ ….
Varicose Vein Purple
Age Spots Brown
Hot Flash Red
What do you think? My own line of Distress Inks to create that “Aged Look.”
Will Clearsnap hire me?